Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Preschool At Home? @MforMonsters Has A Box Of Monthly Fun For You!

Because we chose for me to stay at home with the kids, when they were little...all four of our kids did their "preschool" schooling at home!  We didn't sent them to a daycare or a preschool facility...so I taught them their ABC's.  I taught them how to count to 20.  I taught them how to spell their names!  I taught them their colors!  Just add preschool teacher to my list of "job experiences" on my resume!  HA!

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But honestly, even a stay at home mommy can run out of ideas for ways to teach the basics...things that will keep both you and your preschooler entertained, excited about learning and motivated to continue the growth at home!
M is for Monster is a company that understands!  Their "MONTHLY" pre-packed boxes are loaded full of activities, crafts, projects and more...that will keep you and your preschooler involved and growing too!
 
We received the APRIL M is for Monster box...which has fun "APRIL" activities included!  I love how they include a guide with them broke into weeks...with ideas of things you can do, along with "continued learning" ideas...like books, songs, etc. to add to this curriculum.  AWESOME!!  
Topics like rainbows, kites, bunnies & carrots and flowers are in this APRIL box!  
Perfect for SPRING TIME learning!
Our youngest, who is in Kindergarten already...was excited to get this box...because these are activities we can do when we are waiting for his sisters and brother to get out of school, to keep him entertained and learning!  This box is portable, so we can take it with us in the car...and even work on some of the fun things while we are waiting in the parking lot for school to get out.  DOUBLE AWESOME!
You can order a "SINGLE BOX" to start...or get a "MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION" (which saves you a few dollars a month)...and for the price, I think it's definitely worth it, because they have supplied everything you need to be successful in this box for the month.  Plus...it's much less expensive than paying to send them off to a pricey "preschool"...and MOM's...you will be encouraged too, because someone has helped take the stress of planning something for you!  TRIPLE AWESOME!

CLICK HERE to learn more about M is For Monster!

Oh yeah, use the CODE "BORED" at checkout to save 20% off too!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Bugs Be Gone - @Mercola "BUG SPRAY" Will Keep Them Away...All Summer Long

Long summer nights (oh how I love them) means lots of playing OUTDOORS...but it also means BUGS!  I dislike, very much, mosquitoes...even though they really, really like me!  They like to snack on me!  It's the worst thing, to have your legs or arms all bit up and itchy...especially if you're a child!  TRUST ME!  I've heard my fair share of whining about bug bites, from my kids, when a hungry little mosquito has attacked us!

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I was delighted to have the opportunity to try out Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray!  
This is something that we will not only use when we are at home, but we can also take with us on the go, to camp, to play at the beach, etc.  AWESOME!
I do not mind the smell of the spray (though my kids were not super fond of it), because it's made with natural ingredients (that makes it kid and pet safe)...like lemongrass (my kids said that's what it smelled like), peppermint oil and citronella oil...but the bugs HATE IT!  And I love that!  To me, it's worth smelling like lemongrass, in order to not have bug bites all over me and the kids this summer!  

It's DEET FREE!  So because it's safe, and it works...it's truly a WIN-WIN!  And it won't hurt the environment!

It means more time to play outside, without swinging and batting the bugs away.  This means happy kids and a happy mommy too!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray and their other products as well!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is RISEN - HE IS RISEN INDEED!

It's Easter Sunday!  
Hey...did you know: 
For our family, EASTER is a celebration of a RISEN KING!  
It's the day we celebrate that JESUS (the SON OF GOD), who endured a horrible (unspeakable) death on the cross, bearing the sins of the world and then dying for them...has risen from the dead...as was PROMISED, and we (those who know HIM as our Lord and Savior) can be assured in secure future with HIM someday...
HE is truly a MAN OF HIS WORD!  What a blessing!
So celebrate with me and the kids...as we PRAISE the LORD together!

HE IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!  
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

From MOM Planners to Guilt Free Cookbooks - @BonnieMarcus Offers All You Need!

Being a mommy is definitely a TIME MANAGEMENT sort of job!  If you don't plan your time right, organize your schedule right, map out your grocery store time right, organize your phone numbers, your important information, etc...YOU CAN FIND YOURSELF in quite a TIME JAM!  And what about when you're dieting?  

How can we manage to keep track of all the little details that life throws at us?

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature!  I was not monetarily compensated by giving my honest opinion on these products!
I was just introduced to some amazing products...books that will make MOM's life a little easier and a little bit more organized too!
The Mom’s Everyday Essential Planner...
has everything you NEED to get organized!  This planner is nicely put together with tear out pages for "grocery lists" & "to do lists", a place for telephone numbers to be written down (because you never know when you're cell phone might act up or take a plunge in some water), a place to list birthdays (very important when you're a mom), a place to plan for your vacations, etc.  You can even order this PLANNER personalized, for yourself or to gift to another "MOMMY" friend or family member!
Guilt-Free Girl Desserts Book
Don't you ever want to eat something sweet without feeling "BAD" about how many calories are in it?  This cookbook has over 50 recipes that will help you stick to your healthy eating habits, with low calorie deliciousness that will satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings!  AWESOME!!
This "JOURNAL" is small enough to put in your purse, offers you encouragement, recipes, tricks and tips, and pages for you to keep track of your eating habits...YOU WILL LOVE this well put together guide!  You'll be motivated to stay on track, even when your heels hit the pavement!

Bonnie Marcus has even more than just these few AMAZING things I just shared with you!  Her website is chalked full of things that would make excellent MOTHER'S DAY gifts, birthday presents or even "just because" things for your best GIRLFRIENDS!  CLICK HERE to check it all out!

I was not paid to feature this review!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Friday, April 18, 2014

GOOD FRIDAY

As much as "the people in charge" try to take religion out of schools (our kids have school today, despite the religious HOLIDAY and celebrated a SPRING Break...several weeks before)...our family will not forget why we CELEBRATE EASTER and what happened on this day, "GOOD FRIDAY" so many, many years ago...
Jesus, who was absolutely sinless, took the CROSS for us all (you and me)!
WHAT AN AMAZING SACRIFICE!

 He was tortured, He was mocked, He was beaten and He died a horrible death (that He did not deserve) on the cross.  The hope in this message, is that this is not the end of the story!  Because our JESUS will come back on EASTER SUNDAY and fulfill the promises of the BIBLE!  
HE is ALIVE today and our HOPE & SALVATION!

My Hair Is VO5tastic & SUMMER READY and Yours Can Be Too - #GIVEAWAY

Winter is said and done and it's almost summer time!  
Can I get a WOOHOO?
 That means that pool time & beach time are right around the corner!
Is your hair ready for the heat, the intensity of the sun and the damage that can be done from the chlorine, salt water and whatever other elements SUMMER is going to throw your way?

VO5 has products that we are huge fans of for lots of reasons!  Their products "WORK" on my girls thick, long, very wavy and very tangled (after washing) hair!  Their products live up to their hype and don't cost a fortune to buy in the store!  I LOVE IT!!
I was sent some of their Salon Series products to try out:
So first...I gave myself an "AT HOME" Salon Series Hot Oil Therapy Treatment (the oil heated in the cup for about a minute, in hot water).  
It was simple and easy and was immediately followed by...
A good shampooing and conditioning with their Salon Series Shampoo and Conditioner and then finally...
I gave my head a little "SPRAY DOWN" with their Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave In Conditioner (little, because this product can cause your hair to be greasy if you use too much), before drying it with my blow dryer & then flat ironing it...
The final result was a head full of soft, manageable, healthy hair!  
My hair is VO5tastic and ready for summer!  
Would you like to get your hair ready for summer too with some VO5 Salon Series products?  
I get to offer (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Reader their chance to win the same set of products I received for this review/feature!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOW:


VO5 is our "FAMILY FAVORITE" for the girls and I!  CLICK HERE to learn more about their products, because they have more to offer than the Salon Series products!  

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Newest WEIGHT WATCHERS Frozen Treats - Guilt Free SUMMER Sweetness!

BATHING SUIT weather...UGH...do you dread it as much as I do?  It will be here soon!  Are you confidently ready to be seen in public in your bathing suit?

If you're already realizing that, now it's time to get fit...loose a little bit of that WINTER weight you packed on (that was hidden with your sweater and long pants), but yet want to find a guilt free sweet treat to indulge your taste buds with...

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let me introduce you to the "NEWEST" WEIGHT WATCHERS FROZEN TREATS!
As you know...I am a huge fan of their products already, and I was so excited to taste test the newest arrivals!  Plus, I love that I can eat these ice cold, sweet treats, without a bit of guilt!  In fact, I can actually continue to work on maintaining my ideal weight, while having a cup of ice cream or an ice cream bar!

We received:

Black Cherry Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt Cups

Strawberry Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt Cups

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cups

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cups

The Salted Caramel Ice Cream Candy Bars are sweet, salty and delicious!  They simply MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!  I love the combination of a candy bar & ice cream!  YUM!  The Yogurt Cups and the Ice Cream Cups (the Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Cups were my favorite) were the perfect amount of sweet goodness that you can eat with a spoon...and you would never know they were "guilt free" with only 100 calories per serving.  AWESOME and sweetly good!!

Once again, I was not disappointed...but thrilled, with the newest additions to the WEIGHT WATCHERS Frozen Treats!  BE ON THE LOOKOUT & buy some!  Your frozen section of your favorite grocery store should have a selection and if they don't...make sure you ask that they start carrying them!  

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